Who wouldn’t want a 6-month supply of KIND Bars? Thanks to our friends at @kindsnacks the MEF Soiree raffle just got that much better! Purchase your raffle tickets at midtown-metro.org/raffle
The #MEFsoiree and Raffle for the Kids are one month from TODAY!! Do you have your tickets yet? We can’t wait to celebrate with all the MEF fans and friends while benefiting the kids at Midtown & Metro! Get your tickets at midtown.org/soiree ➡️ link in profile!
Good luck to all the #bostonmarathon2018 runners today!! Makes us remember fondly hearing from @kathrineswitzer at the #macluncheon - the first woman to officially run the #bostonmarathon (and she ran it again last year on the 50th anniversary of the occasion. Talk about inspiration!) Her message of positivity and perseverance is one we can never hear enough! 🏃🏾♀️Link in profile 🏃🏼♀️
We’re kicking off a new series of posts spotlighting our wonderful tutors and the ways they go above and beyond for our students! First up: Gianna Abruzzo at Metro & Marty Riva at Midtown #MEFtutorspotlight
Midtown Tutor Spotlight: Marty Riva | When Marty had to switch to tutoring on Thursday evenings, his student pleaded with his parents to switch to Thursdays as well so that he could continue being tutored by Marty! That is the ultimate compliment for a tutor. Marty has even given the family a ride home after program so they wouldn't take the CTA home and have to deal with the cold.
Metro Tutor Spotlight: Gianna Abruzzo | The other night after program, a parent's car died and she had no way of leaving. Overhearing staff ask other parents for help, Gianna volunteered to jump it! She took the initiative to go search for the parent outside and then went back to the parking lot to bring her car around to jump it. She was incredibly thoughtful and the parent was able to get home safe!
Work out for a cause! Thanks to everyone who came today for the Pre-soirée workout party! And thanks to @barrysbootcamp for hosting!! Don’t forget - early bird soirée ticket sales end 3/31 get yours today at midtown.org/soiree
Over 120 students attended Mother/Daughter Day! They had the opportunity to write letters of appreciation for their mother and were able to accompany those cards with roses. Everyone had a lovely time!
This note from a Midtown mom captures the magic that is happening everyday between MEF students and their mentors:
Hello Mr. Parker,
Just a brief note to inform you and share the great news. After successfully graduating from high school, my son will be attending Middlebury College in Vermont this fall. Thanks for your support and encouragement to our young men in need of male role figures and encouragement. My son truly looks up to you. I can simply assure you that you hold a very special place in my son's heart. May your journey continue to be blessed, always.
Metro is excited to host the annual Mother/Daughter luncheon today! This year the theme is The Infinite Value of a Mother's Heart. Stay tuned!
We’re still smiling ear to ear from the inspiring, fearless message from our student and keynote speaker last week at the #MACluncheon!! Read the Event recap - link in profile
Packed house for the Metro Luncheon today with Kathrine Switzer!! #MACLuncheon
Don’t forget to bring your unused or half spent gift cards to the MAC Luncheon on Friday!! Through our partnership with @raise, we can convert them into donations to support MEF programs!
Anca used to tutor Carolina at Metro about 7 years ago. Now, Carolina has graduated and is working and they came to catch up at Friday’s #MEFmingle @sedgwicksbar! It was a great night with the Aux. Board benefiting MEF kids!
Mef alumni do you remember which field trip was your favorite one? Share with us!
Early bird tickets for the #MEFSoiree on sale now! Get yours today at the link in profile. Special thanks to our sponsors so far @riveronconsulting William Blair and @c.h.robinson
#throwbackthursday to another one of Metro's service projects! One-on-one students learned about compassion and generosity by using their talents to serve others. Students and tutors baked cookies and shared these treats with residents at St. Luke Renaissance-Greenview Place. #cookiesandcompassion #MEFfieldtrips
Last summer the Midtown boys had a great opportunity to attend the Bears' training camp! What an amazing experience! #MEFfieldtrips
Here's a #throwback of Metro students volunteering at St. Chrysostom! We love to give back to our community in any way possible.
With winter in full swing and in the midst of the cold weather, we'll be recalling some of our fun summer field trips during the month of February! #MEFfieldtrips
Super grateful for the 15 @walgreens employees who volunteered on Friday at Midtown painting and sprucing up the Center!
Ivette and Margaret are about to be live in 5 min on @tastytrade talking about the Apprenticeship programs! Tune in at tastytrade.com